Honors Classes


As an Honors Program member, you must enroll in at least one honors class each semester. Classes are typically discussion-based and challenge students to in-depth study. You have a wide variety of classes from which to choose honors sections. These courses include:

  • Principles of Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • English Composition
  • World Literature
  • World Civilization
  • American History
  • Calculus
  • Art Appreciation
  • Music Appreciation
  • Speech
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Orientation
  • Honors Contracts

If an honors section in not available in a course that you need for your course of study, you can possibly arrange to earn honors credit through an honors contract. Working with the close advisement of faculty and Honors Center staff, you will be assigned a prescribed curriculum of individual study as an ancillary to the regular classroom course work. All contracts must be approved by the faculty member and Honors Director.

Honors Forum

In addition to enrolling in an honors class, Honors Program members must also enroll in Honors Forum each semester. In Forum, all Honors Program students meet weekly to discuss current issues and examine how these issues impact their lives and communities. Speakers, activities, and events engage students in the Phi Theta Kappa interdisciplinary Honors Study Topic, “Frontiers and the Spirit of Exploration” This class carries one hour of institutional credit that transfers as an elective.

Community Service

In the Honors Program you will be challenged to become a servant leader. We ask you to complete a minimum of 10 hours of community service each semester. This service, and a paper in which you reflect on what you learned as a result of your service, are requirements for the Honors Forum class.


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